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from mr. lapierre. >> wayne lapierre came out after a week of silence. he talked about disdain for the media, violent video games and the lack of security at school was part of the problem but avoids guns being part of the problem. what's the reaction from this press conference? >> in washington the reaction was somewhat shocked by the news conference just because of the tone. it was so different from what we've been hearing from others in particular president omo bama who had called out on gun control. he's made this commission that vice president will lead that's supposed to report backy. and then wayne lapierre came forward and talked about putting armed officers in the nation. he was not aiming for the beltway crowd. that's important to remember. it will be interesting in the next few weeks and months how his comments played in other parts of the country outside the beltway. that's who he was talking to. >> he made the rounds in the morning talk shows and stood his ground despite the backlash. it would cost more than $2 billion to put secur
of the problem. is that a meaningful contribution, mr. lapierre, or a dodge? >> david, i said what i honestly thought and what hundreds of millions of people all over this country will believe will actually make a difference. i can't imagine a more horrible tragedy than what happened. we all have 5-year-olds in our family in some way. we all put ourselves in that situation and the tears flow down our eyes. the nra made up of all these moms, dads, parents, we have 11,000 police training instructors, 80,000 members and we set down and we said what can we do will actually make a difference today to make these kids safe? >> but not conceding guns play any role, that's a meaningful contribution? >> look, i know there's a media machine in this country that wants to blame guns every time something happens, i know there's an anti-second amendment history in this town, for 20 years always try to say it's because americans own guns. i'm telling you what i think will make people safe. and what every mom and dad will make them feel better when they drop their kid off at school in january is if we have a
a complete look at the situation. i think you know, mr. lapierre seems to think that guns had nothing to do with the issue in newtown. it's interesting to hear them talking about putting armed police officers in schools when they spent the last two or three years voting against funding local and state officials, including first responders and police officers. so it would be interesting to hear from them where the money is going to come from? i'm supportive of having security officials in school, but we have to look at the other issues, including the sale of guns. doug, unless, you have a full scale security team. we are talking thousands of kids. if you have a 62-year-old retired cop sitting in the front office with a handgun, how much good does that really do? >> it was a diversion for mr. lapierre, by trying to focus the conversation elsewhere and not on the issue of gun safety and high capacity magazines and assault rifles that are being sold. he is trying to holdup a sign and say look over here, and talk about putting security guards and arming them in schools. that is not the real issu
weingarten of the federation of teachers, all talking about how we raise the point when mr. lapierre and the nra had the opportunity to say let us deal with some sane gun policies, let's talk about how people don't need a magazine with 100 rounds in it, that's notself defense, that's not hunting. and how we can back up -- yes, people have a right to protect their family, but you don't need all of this to protect your family. he did the opposite. he said let's put armed guards in the school, let's arm teachers. let's remember now, we have seen this year education budgets cut. we don't have money to give teachers raises. we had a teachers strike in chicago. we don't have money to do things that teachers need, but we'll find money to arm them, to train them, to buy them guns, ammunition. what are we saying? so we can arm teachers, but we can't give teachers money to give them the ability to be better educators? to me that's the wrong message to send. >> two sides are looking for meaningful contributions. the fact there was a gun buy-back program, the day after christmas, 1500 rifles and
as senator feinstein was saying yesterday in addressing mr. lapierre's comment and she was saying look at columbine, there were two armed guards there. that did not work. >> they fled, whereas if you are under attack and you have a gun then it's rather reasonable to think that you might want to use the gun because the alternative is not good. and to increase the odds of an armed assailant facing potentially deadly return fire is the reason why places like fairfax county where gun owners of america are located are so safe. we have concealed carry in a very urban county and we have a murder rate of .3 per 100,000. >> why would you need conceal and carry if this is an approach to ward off those who would commit such crimes. would you not to say, look, this is our defense? >> no, i think concealed carry offers the element of surprise so the perpetrator does not know who will be the one who will fire back. that uncertainty is one of the reasons that we find the crime rates low in areas where there is high gun ownership and carry of concealed firearms. converse conversely, in our urban areas
for 25-30 years. host: and what did you think about what mr. lapierre had to say yesterday? caller: i thought it was well overdue, and i thought it was dead on as far as the need -- what we need to do in our country. host: so you're in favor of having armed guards in schools? caller: i am. i think it's a sad testament of where our society has gone with regards to the video games and the violence in the movies. i sadly listened to the woman that preceded me, and she is spouting the rhetoric that the liberals tried to ezzpows like the assault rivals. the government dyeds what -- decides what type of firearm every person in the united states of america is allowed to own or not allowed to own, that is the start of the loss of the second amendment, and that will be the disarming of the united states of america. host: kenneth, you talked about the liberals. but in this article, the "new york daily news" this morning, they quote several republicans, among them, senator tom coburn, also objected to lapierre's plan, sort of. he said -- host: what are your thoughts to those responses from those
support the nra and mr. lapierre. i think the real question, as you say, is one now of political muscle. will those who want to see more gun laws enacted have the political muscle now to get the votes for some new legislation, either on banning weapon sales or banning the high-powered magazines or will the nra be able, even after all of this and the growing sentiment by all accounts across the country, will they still have the political muscle that they have had for so many years to push back against any new legislation? >> very interesting. thank you very much, barbara starr in washington. >>> the navy is investigating the death of a senior member of one of its s.e.a.l. teams in afghanistan. cnn has learned commander joe price play is committed suicide. price commanded s.e.a.l. team four based in virginia beach and it conducted counterterrorism investigations in afghanistan. his family has been notified. the navy says there is nothing to suggest that price was involved in any military-related investigations or controversies. >>> in india, there are growing demonstrations after a 23-yea
is your react to mr. lapierre's proposal? >> well, it was saddened and shocked that he would try to solve a problem that doesn't exist. you see, school violence is very rare. of all youth violence, only 1% occur in schools. so youth violence in homicides occur on street corners, in homes, in alleys. that's where the violence is occurring in my neighborhoods and across this country. i am sad and shocked that the nra, which i believe is simply a spokespeople for the gun industry, their solution is always more guns. guns are killing our people. assault rifles are killing communities. it's killing our nation. the problem is that we have too many guns. we need responsible gun laws. we have to reduce the number of guns. the more access you give kids to guns, the more homicides you'll have. 84% of all homicides by guns occur in the united states. they don't have this problem in other countries because they don't have the volume of guns. guns are what is killing our community, and the nra is the prime cheerleader for an industry going mad with guns. and the lives of our children are the price we
'll tell you what, i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. >> yes, mr. lapierre, you're crazy. having armed guards and armed teachers in our schools is a crazy idea. it's wrong and it's dangerous. but the nra chief thinks more guns will make it safer. >> if we have a police officer in that school, a good guy, if a good guy with a gun had been there, he might have been able to stop him. it's a pretty darn good argument for putting a good guy in the system somewhere with a gun to help our kids. >> a pretty darn good argument? a recent harvard university study shows where there are more guns, there is more homicide. but already, some school officials are rushing to put guns in the hands of teachers. in arizona, the attorney general is proposing a program to arm an employee in every school and give school staff free guns and free training. in ohio, a gun association is offering a firearms training program for teachers. 24 have already signed up. in utah, a gun group is offering free concealed weapons training for teachers. the training starts today. in texas, a gun store
mr. lapierre was right in bringing some attention to violent videos. whether or not they result in mass killings, you know, i think just sort of looking at it from a common sense perspective, violent video games are not something that most parents in america are happy about. so i think that the discussion should be joined just on that basis alone. now, there has been some discussion on twit and the media about mr. lapierre's mentioning of this game kindergarten killer, which he seemed to connect to a media problem in terms of how it doesn't cover video games. and this was one game that has not actually been very popular and has barely even sold at the time. so, you know, there is a lot of distortion on both ends of these things and mr. lapierre was obviously very passionate about what he was saying, but i would be careful about taking it all at face value. >> just try to cover the facts and do capital j journalism. we'll talk to two youngsters out of newtown next hour who are saying to fellow kids, let's stop playing these. we'll talk to them actually. looking forward to that in
that mr. lapierre gave yesterday. why would armed guards in schools -- you know, why would they ever work or how could they ever work? >> well, i mean, that is the debatable question, isn't it. for example, in columbine in 1999 there was an armed guard in that school, and yet those two students were able to kill 13 people at that school. so, you know, all week, miguel, as you know, most americans were waiting to hear what the nra had to say, what thould they talk a adding background checks, a ban on assault weapon, what about restricting the size of ammo clips. but instead we all heard the statement that they made. well, among the opinions we sampled, we of course talked with people in newtown, the site of that massacre, and for the most part people not impressed by the nra's comments. >> the only way to fight fire is with fire. so if you've got somebody that's armed and you're not, you're part of the problem, you're not part of the solution. >> i'm very torn at this point. i'm not happy with the nra. i am not happy with the nra. and i am a gun owner myself. there is just no reason for au
. same as what the bushmaster .223 fires. why? because it's much more accurate. so mr. lapierre, i'll take the opinion and experience of those serving our country over your rhetoric. these assault weapons are weapons of war and they have no place on our streets and in our communities. thanks for watching on a snowy evening here in new york city. chris matthews picks things up right now. >>> heading over niagra falls in a barrel. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let's start with this. president obama and his republican opponents are about to go over niagra falls in a barrel, but nobody knows for shush how bad it's going to be. will the economy smash on the rocks below? will the stock market plunge a thousand points and keep on dropping? will the world money watchers see the u.s. drowning in its own dysfunction? or will obama and the dead-end opposition it faces be saved by the public's horribly low expectations of what they can do? what will prove stronger for obama and boehner? the barrels they're riding in or the power of niagra falls
statement, it wasn't a press conference, i guess mr. lapierre would then say firefighters need to have armed guards go with them. i think it just shows that was a completely dumbass idea from the start, the announcement last week. we need to ban assault weapons. we need to ban the high-capacity clips and magazines. we need serious background information, system upgrade. here's a person who killed his grandmother with a hammer. how he's even out of prison, i guess that's a whole separate story. how did he get the guns that he had? clearly, this is a person who never should have been -- he shouldn't have been able to buy a water pistol, let alone the weaponry that he had. and he was loaded up and ready to go and then, of course, as happens in about 75% of cases, he kills himself in the aftermath of it all. i mean, i think the american public has really had enough in that we're not going to allow what has happened in the past to go on. mayor bloomberg and mayors against illegal guns doing a fantastic job. people need to demand a plan and cities all across america, certainly, need to join this f
murder as a way of life. >> somebody tell mr. lapierre to update his references to pop culture and stop reaching back a decade or two. they will blame gun violence on anything and anybody but guns. music videos, the media, movies, and video games that came out 20 years ago. it was as incoherent as it was inappropriate. the nra could have used this occasion to declare their sympathy and solidarity with the families of the victims. start by identifying with the horrible incident that occurred, with the enormity and magnitude of the tragedy that descended upon us and ambushed us, but, no, instead what did we get? we get from wayne lapierre what could be the longest suicide note for a special interest in american history. a special interest whose evil etch pir of firearms and fear may soon breathe its last and not a moment too soon. i want to bring in nbc's michael isikoff. michael, you were actually in the room when all of this went down. take us there with you. tell us what the mood was like, how were people reacting as they watched this happen and unfold before their very eyes? >> i thin
to the safe sanctuaries to the learning conditions. >> mr. lapierre said though signs that say gun free zone around schools invite criminals to come on to schools. what's your response to that? >> you know something? we have had 34,000 children who have been harmed in gun incidents all throughout the country every single year. there's over 5,000 kids who have been killed by armed -- or by gun incidents. there is a time and place in this country where we need to deal with gun violence. so is mr. la pierre saying throughout the country he's going to blame sanctuaries for all the gun violence in the united states of america when we don't see that gun violence in other countries in the world in places like australia, great britain, other places who have been able to stem it? enough is enough. we need to have sensible gun -- sensible gun control legislation. we can find ways to harm nice it with the second amendment which i believe in. we can do this, but we have to act now. >> as you know, when there are negotiations between the teachers unions and state governments and during budget crises, oft
statement -- it wasn't a press conference -- i guess mr. lapierre would say that firefighters need to have armed guards go with them. i mean, i think it just shows that that was a completely dumb [ bleep ] idea from the start. we need to ban assault weapons, we need to ban the high-capacity clips and magazines. we need serious background information system upgrade. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy. i'll tell you what, the american people -- i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. it's the one thing that would keep people safe. and the nra is going to try to do that. >> in the wake of recent shootings, a local new york newspaper is facing calls to pull an article. "the journal news" created a web feature showing the addresses of all handgun permit holders in westchester and rockland counties, just north of new york city. the paper's editor said while they knew the database would be controversial, "sharing as much information as we could about gun ownership in our area was important in
and women on police forces. >> mr. lapierre, tough concede it may not work. >> nothing's perfect, david. >> reporter: as for possible solutions, like lawmakers' efforts to reinstate an assault weapons ban, lapierre diss thissed -- dismissed that calling it a phony piece of legislation built on lies. >> they say see guns are more powerful, not true, that they leave bigger holes, not true, that they're weapons of war, not true. >> reporter: lapierre says restricting high-capacity clips won't stop attacks, like adam lan zblachlt. >> you think i will. i keep saying it and you jt won't accept it, it's not going to work t hasn't worked. >> reporter: it is lad heated debate in washington as well. >> trying to prevent shootings in schools without talking about guns is like trying to prevent lung cancer without talking about cigarettes. >> people where i live, i have been christmas shopping, all weekend have come up to me, please don't let the government take my guns away. and i'm gonna stand against another assault ban 'cause it didn't work before and it won't work in the future. >> reporter: a
similar to the one used in newtown. the mayor of philadelphia responded this way. >> i guess mr. lapierre would then say that firefighters need to have armed guards go with them. i mean i think it just shows that that was a completely dumb ass idea from the start. >> president obama has called for a meaningful conversation on guns, but it seems as if americans are talking at not to each other. talk back question today, will america ever come together on guns? facebook.com/carolcnn or tweet me @carolcnn. i'll be right back. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. and his new boss told him two things -- cook what you love, and save your money. joe doesn't know it yet, but he'll work his way up from busser to waiter to chef before opening a restaurant specializing in fish and game from the great northwest. he'll start investing early, he'll find some good people to help guide him, and he'll set money aside from his first day of work to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's jus
. no matter what mr. lapierre said some of those children died because of the magazines being around. if we could get the magazines out of circulation we'd be able to save lives. gabby giffords was a member of my class, she was shot at a shopping mall, can't have guards everywhere. an armed society is a polite society. everybody has to have a gun and the good guys wear white hats and the bad guys wear black hats, that's the world wayne lapierre sees. that's in the movies. hop along cassidy won't be at every school and won't be everywhere at every moment. david gregory did a great job this morning and ought to be work for the u.s. attorneys. >> democratic congressman steve cohen of tennessee, thank you very much. >> nice to be with you. >>> coming up, in 1990 he signed the nation's toughest ban on assault rifles into law. new jersey's former governor joins us here in the studios to talk about his decades long battle with the nra. >>> and what chris rock, gwyneth paltrow and beyonce have to say about guns on our street. we will bring that to you necessary. you are watching msnbc. >>> amber li
today? >> i saw the press conference and what mr. lapierre said, it was very provocative. what he said is we have armed guards at airports and armed guards in businesses and right behind me downstairs in the office building where i work but we don't have them in schools. is that the answer? i don't know but it was a valid point and you're seeing the beginning of a dialogue a lot of folks are willing to have. dennis: that didn't sound like dialogue. he was blaming the media for violent video games, you personally after the connecticut shooting, would you still oppose if you do oppose an outright ban on assault weapons back and fired dozens of bullets in a matter of seconds? >> to i oppose an outright ban? absolutely. we need to talk about -- step he didn't show in the clip, what he talked about was the impact on the culture of the impact in the culture of videogames and the impact on the culture of broken homes and mental health. lot of folks are willing to talk about those things who were not a couple weeks ago and that is a positive move. dennis: doesn't sound like to some people ther
't know why that point escapes wayne lapierre. >> mr. siebolt, i'm confused. i expected the nra to embrace universe at background checks. i thought nra might get out in front of the ban on military assault rifles. i don't think that message played so well which is what david is saying in middle america. >> the problem not the nra. the problem is we're having the wrong conversation as we should be. not guns. they don't massacre a bunch of people. >> what i i'm trying to say is the mentally ill have free access to our weapon. "the new york times" had a front page story about the swiss cheese nature of the fbi's record-keeping pertaining to those who have a mental illness or -- >> listen, michael. >> real quick. >> this is what wayne lapierre said. he talked about mental illness. they're opposed to background checks on people who go to gun shows, who sell guns to each other privately, not through gun stores. so it doesn't matter. >> i was shocked by that. i wish we had more time. thank you, david corn. thank you steven siebold. >>> up next, the most challenged quotes of the year. stick around
shouldn't call mr. lapierre crazy. the "new york post" owned by rupert murdoch has the front page today calling him gun nut. >> mr. rupert who is -- >> this is important, not because any of us want to make him subhuman or really hurt him, but this is coming from a conservative place where many conservatives are standing up saying it is nutty. >> a point that we try to make a lot, you have to make a distinction between nra members and the nra leadership. we have frank luntz do a poll of nra members. he's no shrinking daisy or crazy lefty like some of you. >> some. i think it's a great point. i just want to show one quick thing before we go to another break. there was an amazing home page, the huffington post had, because we have been talking about the mass shiiootings, but talking about the individual deaths. this is since newtown. take a look at that. this is how many people have died in gun crimes since then. >> how many people have died, how many people are going to continue to die, how many people could be maimed and put in wheelchairs. when are we going to stop this mess. i want to
. but the motion that that one -- you know, suggestion by mr. lapierre is enough, is ridiculous. we know from columbine there were armed guards in the building and that didn't work. so really, the -- solution has to be more comprehensive as president obama suggested. >> let's switch gears now, sir, and chat a bit about the fiscal cliff. because the president is asking congress to pass a bill to keep taxes from increasing. 98% of american taxpayers. do you think that will happen of before the end of the year? >> if speaker boehner agrees to allow a vote to take place in the senate. and although on the one hand he said, you know, it is in the senate's hands he's not committed to really allowing the majority to work as well in the house. if you look at the government shutdown last year, if you look at the debt limit and payroll tax discussion, every one of those instances, you know, it was a measure that was made in the senate. that finally -- found a solution. he has to recognize that he's not just the speaker or leader of the the caucus but of one branch of the government and he has to allow a
and schools. >> well, in fact, on the heels of what mr. lapierre was saying, sandy hook appears to have done everything right on that day of the shooting. do you think one armed guard could have stopped a determined man who was wearing a bulletproof vest, bulletproof gear, and carrying an assault rifle? >> you know, at the end of the day, the facts yesterday at this so-called press conference weren't accurate. there were armed guards at columbine. and data has shown that that is not the way to prevent violence. the real commonsense solution to this is to put in place some gun laws, gun-control laws that we can work on right now when congress reconvenes on january 3rd and that we can stop this argument from being so polarized and not do anything. we didn't do anything after tuck. we didn't do anything after gabby giffords. and we didn't do anything after aurora. we can't sit by this time and just let inaction happen again. we are going to do something, and moms are going to drive this action. >> "nbc nightly news" did profile a school, shannon, in herald, texas. it is so small, it is so remot
. is that a meaningful contribution mr. lapierre or a dodge? >> i said what i honestly thought and what millions and hundreds of millions of people in this country believe will make a difference. >> no. no. he -- we'll keep going. everyone is saying if wayne lapierre's interview is enough for the backlashing of the more guns solution. this comment by west harvard's superintendent tom moore. i come from a family of hunters. i'll ask for christmas after hearing wayne lapierre blame officials for the shooting is for my brothers to resign from the nra. they may have to go back to the drawing board to convince people it seeks meaningful change. i stepped on my statement a bit. what he said was he was speaking for the majority of gun owners and what they think. it was not true. we have data. views on gun control measures have changed. this is questions now on whether people support specific kinlds of gun control that wayne lapierre was asked about. the question of whether or not we should ban high capacity clips. 59% support, 38% oppose. on the question of banning semiautomatic handguns, 52% to ban th
. >> i was in a funeral service for senator inouye when mr. lapierre made his remarks, so i did not hear fully the context, but i did hear that he also said one way to stop a bad man with a gun is a good man with a gun. we know this is complicated. we also know that the high 90% of people who have been diagnosed with or have a mental illness do not engage in violent activity. we are talking about all of a sudden it is the mentally ill that are responsible for this -- no, it is not. there are some people who have impaired judgment and who may be mentally ill, but we are talking about another small percentage of american people. that does not mean we should not do something to address the issue of mental illness and how we care for it. that is why we passed in mental health parity bill when patrick kennedy was here, and that is why we have the affordable care act. it is very important. but for the nra and others to sort of shield themselves by saying it is the mentally ill or something, and therefore, we have to have more armed cops in the schools or more guns in school -- where? in a teac
and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. >> gretchen: wayne lapierre sticking to his guns, refuse to go back down from his critics. then, santa just got grinched. mr. clause got a park ticket. he couldn't even park his way out of that. ho, ho, humbug. ♪ christmas is coming round the again ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] in blind taste tests, even ragu users chose prego. prego?! but i've bought ragu for years. [ thinking ] wonder what other questionable choices i've made? i choose date number 2! whooo! [ sigh of relief ] [ male announcer ] choose taste. choose prego. ♪ ♪ ♪ . >> rick: time for your shot of the morning, called giggle with the goat. goats jumping around to the tune of "jingle bells." so far it has more than 7 million hits on youtube. >> clayton: all it takes, really. goats jumping jumping and add je bells music. >> gretchen: okay. by the way, those goats are really cute until they're right next to you. >> clayton: then they want to eat your clothing. >> gretchen: yeah, pretty much munch anything f. very cute to very controversial. >> cl
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